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Synonyms for busywork

active work of little value


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28 ( ANI ): Putting their busy work schedules aside, Jennifer Aniston and her husband Justin Theroux are spending some quality time together in Mexico this New Year's weekend.
I've done my share of filing, tidying up and general busy work in slow times, and I am grateful to be able to maintain my income doing whatever is necessary for the company.
Closure is a busy work that has a darkly lit cast of eight dancers that turns frantic for some undisclosed reason.
This slim volume of memoirs is a very busy work, taking the reader in many directions, sometimes at a galloping pace, but always back to the author, the self-appointed centre of the self-involved universe of the drug- drenched sixties.
4 million people serving at this time, many of whom are doing busy work to keep us ready for fighting multiple wars at the same time.
But beyond the cleverness of its design, this busy work for large orchestra offers attractive colors, engaging harmonies and a marvelous concluding crescendo.
WORD SEARCH Finally, of somewhat less magnitude but still a valid pet peeve, is the practice of offering students extra credit for busy work.
The chores they expect us to find are often irrelevant, unnecessary, not within the realm of our job description and simply a method for keeping alive the myth that only by requiring busy work are they getting full measure for the dollars spent on wages.
Busy work environment, no problem, your BlackBerry handset is ready to go.
I think the major issue is it's the middle of a busy work time, not summer vacation.
David Ceci, the bank's vice president for marketing and public relations, said the branch's hours were designed to accommodate the needs of today's busy work force.